This set of Building Rules and Regulations was developed for the purpose of providing decent, safe, sanitary, affordable housing. In exchange for rental payments each resident is entitled to the exclusive use and enjoyment of his/her apartment in a peaceful, quiet, and private environment.
Building Rules and Regulations are necessary to define acceptable activities and behavior in an environment of community living. The Building Rules and Regulations are an addendum to the lease agreement and as such a violation of these rules is a violation of the lease agreement. The Building Rules and Regulations are not meant to infringe upon the residents, the owners, or the community as a whole.
Residents who do not comply with the Building Rules and Regulations will be notified in writing of the non-compliance or violation. Non-compliance with or a violation of the Building Rules and Regulations by a resident or their visitor will be grounds for the termination of the lease agreement as allowed by law.
The Owners reserve the right to amend or supplement the Building Rules and Regulations contained herein upon service of reasonable notice to the residents.
All city, county, state, and federal laws apply to each resident and his/her guest of the community.
FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT
This community is committed to compliance with all Federal State and Local fair housing laws. Your Building Rules and Regulations are designed to provide for consistent and fair treatment of all residents in the spirit of these laws.
The Owners of this property and Moderate Income Management Company, Inc., as the managing agent is committed to the ideal of equal housing opportunity in renting. We abide by all Federal, State and Local laws regarding discrimination. No household will be denied housing based on race, color, religion, gender, familial status, mental or physical handicap, national origin or other protected class.
GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY
All policies in this Building Rules and Regulations Packet apply to residents and their guests. Please remember your neighbors and help us maintain a quiet, clean community environment.
COMMUNITY STANDARDS OF OCCUPANCY
All residents in your community meet the same non-discriminatory qualification standards based on income, criminal background and credit history. The maximum number of occupants allowed in each size apartment is posted in the Manager’s Office.
The term “occupant” refers to all persons regardless of age. If the number of occupants in your apartment changes for any reason, you must contact the Manager’s Office immediately.
MOVE IN / MOVE OUT
Moving into or moving out of the apartment must be accomplished between the hours of 9am and 11:30am and 1pm and 3:30pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) to minimize the disturbance of the residents. Vehicles must remain in the parking area and are not permitted on the lawn, walkway or other access areas during the moving process.
PET / ASSISTANCE ANIMAL POLICY
NO PETS ARE ALLOWED in this community. ONLY assistance animals are allowed to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Need for assistance animals must be documented.
All motorized vehicles parked on the property must comply with the following community polices:
- All resident’s motorized vehicles must be registered at the Manager’s Office. Vehicles not registered will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- Any vehicles within the boundaries of the property found to be in an inoperable condition or illegal to operate will be towed at the owner’s expense. Inoperable condition includes, but is not limited to, flat or missing tire (s), (i.e., motor will not start, drive train problems, no brakes), or damage from a collision. Illegal to operate includes, but is not limited to, a broken windshield, broken head lamp, no current registration, no current emission approval (if applicable), or no current license tags.
- The storage of resident/non-resident vehicles(s) is strictly prohibited. If not immediately removed, the vehicles(s) will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- All vehicles are to be maintained with legal license plates, vehicle registration, approved emission test (where applicable), and insurance as required by State Law. The vehicle must be registered to the resident of our community at the address of the community.
- Washing vehicle(s) on the grounds is strictly prohibited. Violation of this rule is cause for a $30.00 charge to be assessed against the resident for each violation of this rule. The charge must be paid in full within thirty (30) days of
- an invoice for the charge. Residents will be charged $30.00 for allowing any violation of this rule by any guest. No Cash will be accepted. Money Order or Personal checks only.
- The repair of vehicles on this apartment community’s property is strictly prohibited. Any vehicle deemed under repair or inoperable by management will be towed from the property after serving proper notice to the owner. Battery assisted starting of vehicles and changing flat tires is permitted provided the vehicle is not left unattended on any type of jack, jack stand, or block at any time.
- Vehicles with fluid leak (oil, transmission fluid, radiator, etc.) cannot be parked within the physical boundaries of the property at any time. Any vehicle with a fluid leak will be removed from the property immediately upon written notification from management. The vehicle will not be allowed to be parked at the property until proof of repair of the fluid leak is provided to management.
- Off Road Vehicles, snowmobiles, mini-bike, and any other type of recreational vehicle are strictly prohibited from being brought onto and/or stored within the property boundaries.
- Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Any vehicle not properly parked within designated parking areas will be towed at the owner’s expense. Any vehicle parked in a ‘’NO PARKING’’ area will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- Due to the restricted amount of parking spaces, parking in the parking lot is for resident vehicle(s) only. Guests must park their vehicle(s) in parking spaces on the street. It is the resident’s responsibility to inform guests where to park.
- Management is not responsible for the safety or security of your vehicles(s) or your guests’ vehicle(s).
- Proper notice is considered properly served by posting written notice in obvious location (front, back or side window) on the vehicle.
KEYS AND LOCKS
- Keys are issued at the time of move in. Any Alteration, addition, and/or replacement of a lock(s) is (are) not permitted without the written consent of management. A resident who receives permission to change or add a lock(s) must provide management with a key for each lock to provide access for inspection, repairs, of emergencies. A qualified contractor approved by management of the apartment maintenance personnel must install locks added to an entry door.
- Should the lock require changing for any reason other than the lock’s failure to operate correctly due to normal wear and tear, there will be a fee of $35.00 PER LOCK. This lock Fee will be charged to the resident(s) in those cases which include, but are not limited to,1) abuse of the lock by a household member, guest, friend, or relative and 2) failure of resident to notify management of required lock repairs. Payment of the Lock Fee is due within thirty (30) days of receipt of an invoice for the charge(s). No Cash is accepted. Money Order or personal checks only.
- When a resident requests a lock change to ensure his/her level of personal comfort, a Lock Change Fee of $35.00 is payable, in advance, for each lock changed.
- Keys will be issued to household member only. Two (2) entry keys are provided per household. One (1) key is issued per household (when applicable) for each mailbox. Additional keys may be purchased at a cost of three dollars ($3.00) each. The number of keys of each type is not to exceed the number of persons in the household. Residents are not permitted to provide keys to relatives, friends or guests without the written consent of management. In such a case, the resident will provide a written request to management relieving management of all liability in the issuance and usage of the requested key(s) to a relative, friend, or guest. There is a maximum of six keys that will be made for a unit.
- Resident(s) listed on the Lease Agreement are responsible for the control of and return of all keys issued during his/her term of possession of the apartment. Failure to return all keys issued will result in a $35.00 charge for each lock change as a result of the missing key(s).
- Resident(s) listed on the Lease Agreement is responsible to provide access to his/her apartment for all household members. More than two requests for access to the apartment by household members will not be granted by management. Every effort should be made by the residents to have the members of the unit provide access prior to asking emergency access.
- ALL AFTER HOURS LOCK-OUTS WILL BE CHARGED. There will be a $50.00 Lock-Out fee for any lockout occurring during “closed” office hours, which are between 4:30PM and 8:00AM- Monday thru Friday and all day and night on al weekends and holidays. Requests for the lockout MUST be made through the emergency-after hours answering service. More than two requests for access to the apartment by household members will not be granted by management. Only persons listed on the lease will be given access to the apartment. This Lockout Fee is payable to the office with in 30 days of the occurrence. This must be paid by either money order or personal check.
- Home businesses for a fee or no fee, within the community boundaries are prohibited. The Site Manager must be consulted and written permission obtained for residents wishing to care for (“baby-sit”) any children not of the immediate family for a temporary period of time. The care of children not of the immediate family for a term of more than five (5) days is not allowed.
- All window coverings must have a white backing and be attractive in the surroundings. Sheets, blankets, newspaper, aluminum foil or other than non-approved items will not be acceptable as window coverings.
- Window sills should be kept free of any personal property. Management must approve any addition to the window opening prior to the installation.
- Sidewalks, entrances, passages, stairways, corridors, hallways, and courtyards should not be obstructed, encumbered, or used for any purpose other than entering and exiting your apartment.
- No signs, advertisement, notices, other lettering, or flyers should be exhibited, inscribed, painted, or affixed by any resident or guest on or to any part of the exterior of the apartment building or apartment community property without the express written consent of the Site Manager.
- Screen doors of any type are prohibited and disallowed on apartment doors.
- No awning, satellite dishes, radio antenna, television antenna, wires, or other projections are allowed in on/or about any part of the buildings and/or common areas.
- Trees, shrubbery, and lawn turf area are a vital part of the community. Residents are financially responsible for any damage, destruction, or mutilation to any part of the common areas caused by their household members, visitors, or guests.
WATE REMOVAL AND RECYCLE PROCEDURES-WASTE CONTAINERS/TRASH ROOMS
Trash rooms and/or waste containers are provided for the purpose of trash and garbage disposal. Residents are required to follow trash disposal procedures as listed.
- No trash or garbage accumulation is allowed in the apartment. No discarded trash, garbage, and/or household personal item(s) are allowed in the storage areas, laundry facilities, common areas (including hallways and stairwells), or anywhere on the property; but must be placed in the trash rooms/trash containers provided by the apartment community.
- All trash and garbage must be placed in a bag, sealed, and properly placed inside the trash/room container. Residents are responsible foe the proper disposal of his/her trash/garbage. Repeated violations could result in the termination of the Lease Agreement. Maintenance will determine the ownership of the improperly discarded refuse.
- The placing of discarded furniture, mattresses, box springs, or other personal property in or around the waste containers, and/or any common areas, or within the property boundaries, is strictly prohibited.
- The improper disposal of household or personal property items may result in littering penalties as listed under littering.
- The placing or dumping of any highly flammable material in the waste container(s), which will or may cause a fire in the dumpster or trash room, is strictly prohibited.
- Grease, paint, acids, and other problem materials may not be disposed of in the trash room or dumpsters or into the sewer system. The resident(s) is responsible for the proper disposal of Hazardous Wastes in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Foreign objects are not allowed in a sink drain, water closet or tank, or sewer system. A resident will be charged the costs of repairs to the system if found in violation of this rule.
- It is t he responsibility of the resident to remove from the property, and properly dispose of all unwanted household items or personal property. The total cost to management for the removal of the unwanted household items or personal property will be charged to the resident. Payment from the resident is due within thirty (30) days of receipt of the invoice for the charges. Resident agrees, at his sole cost and expense to comply with all present and future laws, orders, and regulations of all state, federal municipal and local governments, departments’ commissions, and boards regarding the collection, sorting, separation and recycling of waste products, garbage, refuse, and trash.
- Resident shall sort and separate such items into categories as provided by law, in accordance with these Community Policies adopted by management in the above Section A-H.
- Disposal of cigarette butts and/or other smoking material(s) should be disposed of in the property receptacles. Residents who violate this rule are subject to the Damages Charges listed below.
- Disposal of items as small as candy, chewing gum wrappers and/soda cans to as large as a mattress or sofa on apartment community grounds is strictly prohibited. Residents who violate this rule are subject to the Damages Charges listed below.
- The first offense of Littering will result in written notification from management regarding the incident.
- The second offense of Littering will result in written notification from management regarding the incident and a minimum $50.00 damage charge, or actual cost, which ever is higher, charged to the resident(s). Payment in full is due within thirty (30) days of receipt of an invoice for the charges. No Cash is accepted. Money order or personal checks only.
- Any and all subsequent offenses after the second will result in a written notification from management regarding the incident and a $100.00 damage charge, or actual cost, per incident, charged to the resident(s). Payment in full is due within thirty (30) days of receipt of invoice for the charges. No Cash is accepted. Money order or personal checks only.
- Repeated littering offenses may result in the termination of the lease Agreement for non-compliance of the terms of the Lease Agreement and Community Policies.
- Resident(s) and his/her guests will not engage in, or participate in, such conduct which is objectionable or prejudicial to the rights, privileges, safety, and general welfare of the other residents living in the apartment community. Acts of resident and/or guest which threatens, intimidates, is deemed as harassing others, and is physically violent with or without injury to another person.
- Acts of intimidation, harassment, verbal abuse, physical threat or violence, or social misconduct of, or to, any employee of this apartment community by any person will not be tolerated. Any such act is considered non-compliance pf the lease Agreement and will result in termination of the lease.
- The Owners and Moderate Income Management Company, Inc., wish to remind all tenants they are responsible for their own conduct and behavior of members of their household and any guests. All tenants, members of their household and their guests are expected to behave lawfully and in accordance with the terms of the lease. Discriminatory behavior or conduct towards another tenant, household member or guest based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status, or mental or physical handicap will not be tolerated and may be grounds for eviction but may also lead to civil and criminal prosecution.Any claims of discrimination must be in writing and must have attached supporting documentation, i.e. written witness accounts and names and telephone numbers of witnesses. This should be submitted to the Vice President and General Council for the Management Firm at P.O. Box 3709 Princeton, NJ 08543.
Social and friendly gatherings of residents and his/her guests are welcomed provided such gatherings do not become noisy, offensive, threatening, or generally objectionable to other residents and/or management. The gathering is considered in violation of the terms of the Lease Agreement Building Rules and Regulations when other resident(s) right to quiet and peaceful enjoyment of his/her residence are violated. This policy applies to gatherings inside an apartment as well as outside at common areas.
- The public consumption of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or other chemical substances within the common areas of the apartment community is strictly prohibited.
- Any noticeable public drunkenness or social misconduct within the physical boundaries of the apartment community is strictly prohibited. Any incident observed by other residents and/or management should be reported to the proper authorities.
- The resident named on the Lease Agreement is responsible of the actions and conduct of his/her household members, guest(s), and visitor(s), while in the apartment and/or on the apartment community property. Any violation of the rules, regulations, and/or Lease Agreement by the guest(s) or visitor(s) is considered non-compliance of the Lease Agreement.
- The volume of stereos, televisions, radios, etc., is to be controlled at a minimum sound level so as not to violate the rights of neighbors to the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of his/her residence at all times.
- The hours between 10:00PM and 8:00Am are, for most households, a “Quiet Time”. Every effort by each household is directed towards minimizing any noisy, disturbing, offensive, or objectionable activity during these hours. Every effort should be directed to honor the rights of other residents to the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of his/her residence during all hours of the day.
- Resident(s) is not allowed to sell candy, cigarettes, beer, wine or any other items out of their apartment.
- IF THE POLICE ARE CALLED TO THE PROPERTY BECAUSE OF ANY TYPE OF DISTURBANCE OR VIOLATION, THE RESIDENT(S) INVOLED MAY RECEIVE A THIRTY (30) DAY WRITTEN NOTICVE OF LEASE TERMINATION.
- POLICE REPONSES TO SERIOUS DISTURBANCES, SERIOUS LEASE VIOLATIONS, OR REPEATEDPOLICE RESPONSES WILL RESULT IN THE TERMINATION OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT AS ALLOWED BY THE TERMS OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT AND LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAW. THE POLICE HAVE THE RIGHT TOT ENTER THE PROPERTY ANS THE POWER TO MAKE ARRESTS AS NEEDED WITHIN THE LAW. THIS PROPERTY IS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE TRENTON POLICE AND THE MERCER COUNTY SHERIFF.
FIRES ARE A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN APARTMENTCOMMUNITIES. THOUGH DAMAGE IS USUALLY CONFINED TO PROPERTY LOSS AND DAMAGE, THE LOSS OF PEROSNAL ITEMS CAN BE QUITE AN EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE. MOST OFTEN STARTED THROUGH CARELESSNESS WITH COOKING GREASE, MNATCHES, AND CIGARETTES, MANY FIRES CAN BE AVOIDED BY USING CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE.
- The Site Manager must be consulted to obtain written permission to use any type of portable grill on the premises. Portable grills fired by propane gas are not allowed adjacent to the buildings whether in use of for storage.
- Storage of containers of flammable fluids or explosive material within the apartment, storage area, or adjacent to the building exterior, is strictly prohibited.
- Storage of paper or plastic bags or materials adjacent to the hot water heater, HVAC, range, or refrigerator creates a health and fire hazard and is strictly prohibited.
- Disconnecting the smoke/fire alarm(s) is prohibited. This is in violation of the fire code. It is the resident(s) responsibility to notify management if the smoke/fire alarm(s) become faulty. Batteries must be kept in all smoke/fire alarms with battery back-up. Any disabling of smoke/fire alarm is a lease violation and could result in termination of the lease. Sprinkler systems must be kept operational. Nothing may be hung from the sprinkler heads.
- It is the responsibility of the resident(s) to notify management of all water leaks (faucets, running toilets, etc.)
- The resident will maintain all utility accounts for which he/she is responsible for payment for the entire time of his/her possession of the apartment. Failure of the resident(s) to maintain the utility accounts for which he/she is responsible is a violation of the Lease Agreement and is grounds for immediate termination of the Lease Agreement.
- Residents will maintain a minimum temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees centigrade) to prevent physical damage to the property and plumbing system during cold weather.
Each resident is responsible for the use and care of each appliance and fixture in his/her apartment provided by the apartment community. A resident will be charged for the cost